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Fluid Power Industry Education and Outreach

2015 Fluid Power Scholars Program


What:  The Fluid Power Scholars Program is a collaborative effort between the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) and companies within the fluid power industry who are supports of the Center through the NFPA Foundation's Pascal Society. This program provides a sponsorship to an incoming intern or new engineer, named a Fluid Power Scholar, to attend a short-course on hydraulic and pneumatic technology.   The goal is to train the next generation of fluid power leaders.

When and Where:  Fluid Power Scholars begin their summer internship with an intensive 3-1/2 day instructional program in fluid power technology at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)'s state-of-the-art component and systems laboratory.  Following this instruction, each scholar begins a paid three to six month internship at a sponsoring company.  The 2015 dates for this short-course are set for May 26-29, 2015 (Tu-Th: 8 am to 5 pm. Fri: 8 am to noon). Topics include:

  • Identification of features of hydraulic and pneumatic systems;
  • Application of industry standards to hydraulic and schematic systems;
  • Analysis of circuits from a schematic drawing;
  • Understanding of the operation and applications of valves, cylinders, pumps, and motors;
  • Identification of the chemical and physical properties of fluids, etc.

How students can participate:  Companies who have elected to participate recuit and hire their intern or new employee.  Companies select and name their Fluid Power Scholar. 

Have you been named a Fluid Power Scholar?  
If so, please complete our data collection form:  Fluid Power Scholars Participation Form  

Questions:  Contact Alyssa Burger, 612-624-4991